A woman who says Blues player and former All Black Rene
Ranger threatened to "smash" a man outside a Northland pub
has denied having an axe to grind with the rugby player.
New Zealand's anti-doping sports body says claims from
disgraced Belarussian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who is
disputing a positive test for steroids in her system, may
have some validity.
Horses are regularly being illegally castrated by unqualified
people on the East Coast of the North Island, an
investigation has revealed.
A Porirua police station was evacuated this morning when a
man handed in a grenade he had found in his garden shed.
Ngongotaha residents say willow branches cut and left to sit
on the banks of a stream blocked the waterway and contributed
to flooding at the weekend.
When Pennie Clark's car broke down on a trip back from
Auckland she thought she would be stuck on the roadside for
Labour leader David Shearer says he will give his caucus a
strong dressing down this morning, saying some MPs had been
distracted by side issues rather than focussing on the
An inquest into the skydiving plane crash which claimed the
lives of nine people in September 2010 has heard details of
how the FU24-954 turbopop plane was overloaded and
Nine-year-old Tayne Bowes, who was killed when the
four-wheel-drive he was in slid into a West Coast slurry pond
on Sunday night, has been remembered as ''a bright and
inquisitive young boy, who loved his sister dearly''.
A woman accused of causing the death of her 12-year-old
daughter while driving under the influence of drugs is to
stand trial later this month.
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